Bomb

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DateCountryDetail
16/09/1920
United Kingdom A bomb explodes in Wall Street, New York killing 30 people and injuring a further 200.
20/07/1944
Germany Adolf Hitler is slightly injured when a bomb explodes at his Rastenberg headquarters
01/03/1954
Marshall Islands The United States explodes its second hydrogen bomb on Bikini Atoll, the largest man made explosion to date
26/02/1963
United States At 12:15 pm a bomb exploded in the garage of New York's World Trade Center, killing six people and injuring more than 1,000 others
17/06/1967
China China explodes its first H-Bomb.
31/10/1971
United Kingdom A bomb explodes in the Post Office Tower in London, nobody is injured.
04/12/1971
United Kingdom A bomb explodes in a Catholic pub in Belfast killing 10 people and injuring 17 more.
08/03/1972
United States A bomb explodes in the cockpit of a Trans World Airlines plane at Las Vegas airport
10/09/1973
United Kingdom Two bombs explode in rail stations in London injuring 13 people.
14/11/1973
United Kingdom Eight members of the Provisional IRA are convicted of planting bombs in London in March 1973.
20/12/1973
Spain Spain's prime minister Admiral Luis Carrero Blanco is killed by a car bomb attack in Madrid.
17/07/1974
United Kingdom A bomb explodes in the Mortar room of the Tower of London killing one and injuring 41.
22/10/1974
United Kingdom A provisional IRA bomb explodes in a London club injuring four people.
04/11/1974
United Kingdom Judith Ward is convicted of the bombing of an army coach in which 12 people died.
21/11/1974
United Kingdom Two bombs explode in pubs in Birmingham, killing 19 people and injuring nearly 200.
24/11/1974
United Kingdom Six people, who later became known as the Birmingham Six, are charged with the pub bombings in Birmingham
22/12/1974
United Kingdom The London home of former prime minister Edward Heath is bombed, the IRA is believed to have been responsible for the bombing.
05/09/1975
United Kingdom A bomb explodes at the London Hilton hotel killing 2 and injuring 63
22/09/1975
United Kingdom A series of IRA bombs explode across Northern Ireland effectively ending the ceasefire.
09/10/1975
United Kingdom A bomb explodes at a bus stop in Picadilly killing one person and injuring 20 more.
29/01/1977
United Kingdom Seven IRA bombs explode in London
05/10/1978
United Kingdom Four people are killed and fifty injured when bombs explode at two pubs in Guildford.
30/03/1979
United Kingdom Shadow Northern Ireland Secretary Airey Neave is killed by a car bomb as he leaves the House of Commons car park.
27/08/1979
Ireland Lord Louis Mountbatten is killed by an IRA bomb on his boat.
27/08/1979
United Kingdom Two booby-trapped IRA bombs explode killing 18 British soldiers at Warrenpoint, South Down.
02/08/1980
Italy A bomb in Italy's Bolonga railway station, planted by Neo-fascists, kills 84
03/10/1980
France A bomb explodes in a synagogue in Paris killing four people.
20/07/1982
United Kingdom Two IRA bombs explode killing 11 soldiers in London.
27/10/1982
United Kingdom Three RUC officers are killed while investigating reports of a robbery in Lurghan when a Bomb explodes under their car.
02/11/1982
Afghanistan A truck explosion in the Salang Tunnel in Afghanistan kills 3,000, mostly Russian troops returning to Kabul.
18/04/1983
Lebanon A suicide bomber kills 63 people, including 17 Americans, at the U.S. Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon.
20/05/1983
South Africa A car bomb explodes outside the South African air force headquarters in Pretoria killing 16 and injuring 190.
09/10/1983
South Korea A bomb in the South Korean capital Seoul kills 19.
23/10/1983
Lebanon At least 146 American marines and 27 French servicemen are killed in two separate bomb attacks on military headquarters in Beirut, Lebanon.
17/12/1983
United Kingdom Three police officers and three members of the public are killed when a car bomb explodes outside the Harrods store in London.
08/03/1985
Lebanon At least 45 people die and 175 are injured in a car bomb explosion in Beirut, Lebanon
02/04/1986
Greece Four people are killed after they are sucked through a hole blown in the side of a TWA jet flying to Athens.
05/04/1986
Germany A bomb explodes in La Belle disco crowded with US servicemen in Berlin, Germany, killing at least two and injuring over 100.
21/12/1988
United Kingdom A bomb explodes on board Pan Am flight 103 over Lockerbie, Dumfries and Galloway, killing all 259 passengers and crew on board and 11 people on the ground.
26/12/1988
United Kingdom A suitcase discovered in the wreckage of the Boeing 747 is sent for analysis to a goverment research centre amid speculation that the crash may have been caused by sabotage.
16/02/1989
United Kingdom Investigators in Lockerbie, Scotland, said a Semtex bomb and an electronic timer hidden inside a Toshiba radio cassette player in a case in the cargo hold had brought down Pan Am flight 103 the previous December.
14/11/1989
United States The United States accuse two Libyan intelligence officers of planting the bomb on Pan Am flight 103 and demand that they be handed over for trial.
13/11/1991
United Kingdom After 3 years of investigations Dumfries and Galloway police indict two Libyans, Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi and Lamin Khalifah Fhimah, for the bombing of Pan Am flight 103.
12/03/1993
India At least 200 people are killed when a series of devastating bombs explode in India's financial capital.
24/04/1993
United Kingdom The City of London is devastated as an IRA bomb explodes, killing one person and injuring 40
18/07/1994
Argentina A massive car bomb in Buenos Aires kills 96 people belonging to Argentina's Jewish organisations.
19/04/1995
United States A truck bomb explodes outside the Federal building in Oklahoma City, killing 168 people and injuring 500.
21/04/1995
United States Timothy McVeigh is arrested by the FBI on suspicion of being involved in the Oklahoma Bombing of the Oklahoma federal building.
03/04/1996
United States Police in the US have arrest Theodore Kaczynski for the notorious "Unabomber" bombings which killed three people and injured 23 others.
04/05/1996
United States Unabomber Theodore Kaczynski receives four life sentences in a plea bargain which avoids him receiving the death penalty.
02/06/1997
United States Timothy McVeigh is convicted of murder and conspiracy in the 1995 Oklahoma Bombing which killed 168.
13/06/1997
United States Timothy McVeigh is sentenced to death for murder and conspiracy in the 1995 Oklahoma Bombing which killed 168.
04/09/1997
Israel A series of suicide bomb attacks in Jerusalem leaves 8 people dead.
11/01/1998
Algeria Islamic extremists are blamed for the death of 100 people in two villages in Algeria. Homemade bombs were thrown into a cinema and a mosque in Haouche Sahraroui.
07/08/1998
Kenya Bombs explode outside the US Embassies in Nairobi, Kenya and Dar es Salaam in Tanzania killing more than 200 and injuring more than 5,000.
15/08/1998
United Kingdom A large car bomb explodes in Omagh, Northern Ireland, killing 29 and injuring 370.
16/02/2001
Serbia A bus convoy carrying more than 250 Serbs to a religious ceremony in Kosovo is bombed by Albanian extremists
11/06/2001
United States Timothy McVeigh is executed by lethal injection for the 1995 Oklahoma Bombing which killed 168.
03/08/2001
United Kingdom A car bomb explodes in Ealing Broadway, London, seven people are injured. Dissident Irish Republicans are blamed for the explosion.
21/10/2002
Israel A suicide car bomb attack in northern Israel kills 14 passersby and the two suicide bombers.
19/08/2003
Iraq A massive bomb wrecks the United Nations headquarters in Baghdad, killing 19 including the chief envoy, Sergio Vieira de Mello.
25/08/2003
India The Indian city of Bombay is hit by two car bomb explosions, 44 are killed and 150 injured.
11/03/2004
Spain At least 170 people are killed after ten powerful explosions tear through three Madrid train stations during the morning rush-hour.
03/04/2004
Spain Five suspects in the Madrid bombing blow themselves up when surrounded by police.
31/08/2004
Russian Federation A woman wearing explosives blows herself up outside a Moscow subway station killing 10.
07/07/2005
United Kingdom A series of bomb attacks on London transport network kills 30 and injure 700 more.
23/07/2005
Egypt A bomb explosion in Egyptian resort Sharm al-Sheikh kills 88.
11/07/2006
India Eight bombs explode on the commuter rail network in Mumbia, India, killing more than 200 people.
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